Soft Drink Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 10/31/2022
SIC Codes: 2086
NAICS Codes: 312111
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Companies in this industry manufacture soft drinks and artificially carbonated beverages. Major companies include US-based global giants Coca-Cola, Keurig Dr Pepper, and PepsiCo, as well as Britvic (UK), Red Bull (Austria), and Suntory (Japan).

Global sales of carbonated soft drinks account for about $995 billion during 2020, and will likely reach about $1.4 trillion by 2027, according to the Green Seed Group. North America has the largest market share of carbonated soft drinks globally, with Europe and Asia/Pacific the next-largest markets. Central and South America are expected to see growth due to less healthcare awareness in these regions and a focus on new innovative products.

The US soft drink manufacturing industry includes about 550 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $40 billion.

The soft drink manufacturing industry is part of the nonalcoholic beverage industry, which also includes ice and bottled water manufacturing and is covered in a separate industry profile. Companies primarily engaged in bottling and distributing soft drinks are not included in the industry.


Demand for soft drinks is driven by consumer tastes and demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing. Large companies have economies of scale in production and distribution. Small companies can compete by introducing new products, catering to local tastes, or selling at lower prices. The US industry is highly concentrated: the top 50 companies account ...

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